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2018-04 19

[Performance]Selected for Excellence in University Evaluation on the Perspective of Industry

In "2017 Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry (산업계관점 대학평가)," announced by the Ministry of Education and the Korean Council for University Education on April 18, Hanyang University participated in four out of the five fields and selected for ‘excellence’ in three fields including software, electronic semiconductor, refining and petrochemical. To apply the demand of the industry to the curriculum, Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry enables head of the industrial division to propose key competences and related subjects in each field, evaluate the level of cohesiveness with the curriculum, and provide information. Korean Council for University Education has been organizing this evaluation since 2008 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and five economic organizations. This year's university evaluation was conducted for five departments of software, electronics, semiconductors, information communication, refining & petrochemical and cosmetics and 160 departments of 75 universities who wanted to participate became subject of this evaluation. 44 departments of 31 universities were selected as the ‘best’ category. 2027 companies, executives and staff members of 39 companies including Kakao, LG Electronics, and COSON and university assessment experts participated in this survey. In the field of software, 16 universities including Hanyang, Gachon, Konkuk, Kyungnam, Kyungsung, Kyungil, Gwangju, Dongseo, Dong-Eui, Sogang, Sunmun, Sookmyung Women's, Soongsil university received the best rating. The best universities in the field of electronic semiconductors are 11 universities including Hanyang, Kangwon, Kyungnam, Kookmin, Gunsan, Sogang, Sungkyunkwan, Soonchunhyang, Soongsil, Chungbuk, Honam University, and in refining & petrochemical fields, Hanyang, Kangwon, Konkuk, Soongsil, Yeungnam, Inha, Chonbuk University were selected. Major in Software, Department of Electronic Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering of Hanyang University were evaluated that they reflect the opinions of the industry from the stage of designing and operating an industry-based curriculum to the performance inspection process, and provide the best education courses the industry wants, thus selected for the ‘best’ category in three fields of software, electronic semiconductor, refining and petrochemical. An official from Korean Council for University Education said, " We will lay the foundation to nurture talented individuals with creative convergence mindset who will lead the fourth industrial revolution through the evaluation of industrial universities and will also make efforts to establish and expand intergovernmental communication channels. " ▶ 2017 Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry Industrial fields Name of universities Software Gachon, Konkuk, Kyungnam, Kyungsung, Kyungil, Gwangju, Dongseo University, Dong-Eui, Sogang, Sunmun, Sookmyung Women's, Soongsil, Woosuk, Chung-Ang, Hanlim, Hanyang (Selection of 16 universities/ participated by 55 universities) Electronic Semiconductor Kangwon, Kyungnam, Kookmin, Gunsan, Sogang, Sungkyunkwan, Soonchunhyang, Soongsil, Chungbuk, Hanyang, Honam (Selection of 11 universities/ participated by 38 universities) Information Communications Gangwon, Dongguk, Dongseo, Dongshin, Dong-Eui, Chung-Ang (Selection of 6 universities/ participated by 33 universities) Refining and Petrochemical Kangwon, Konkuk, Soongsil, Yeungnam, Inha, Chonbuk, Hanyang (Selection of 8 universities/ participated by 25 universities) Cosmetics Gangwon, Dankook, and Joongbu (Selection of 83universities/ participated by 9 universities)

2018-04 19

[Academics]Architecture as the Outcome of Thought Towards the Truth

As structures are among the chief artifacts that any civil society leaves behind, the history of architecture reflects the story of human civilizations in many different ways. Jeong Jin-kouk (Deparment of Architecture), who mainly deals with modern architecture, finds the understanding and study of architecture crucial as it is a way of enriching human lives. Greatly influenced by Hubert Damisch, Jeong began his study of modern architecture which led him to focus on the works of Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier is considered one of the pioneers of modern architecture, and 17 of his projects have become UNESCO World Heritage Sites. When Jeong encountered his first Le Corbusier building, he was overwhelmed with shock and awe, which intrigued him to the point of wanting to understand how the building alone could leave him in such emotional state. Along with many other reasons, this was the beginning of his studies and the creation of his academic paper titled “The ‘New Type of Church’: From Le Corbusier’s Church at Firminy” which focuses on the last three works of the renowned modern architect, particularly on Church Firminy. “Architectural promenade is the observer’s pathway through the built space and is the central element of Le Corbusier’s architectural and city planning designs. In short, it is the sequence of images that unfolds before the eyes of the observer as he or she gradually advances through the structure.” (Photo courtesy of One interesting fact about the paper is that the content is laid out following Jeong’s perspective as he takes his first few steps along the architectural promenade. In this way, Jeong tried to truly understand and match his flow of consciousness along with that of Le Corbusier’s by doing an in-depth analysis from the structure itself, rather than simply applying external theories to explain the new type of church. This flow is conveyed through different concepts of the church’s worship space, ecstasy, the site, box of miracles, and spontaneity. Worship space & ecstasy Shaped in the form of a truncated cone, the Church at Firminy is a structure that is only made out of concrete with four different, precisely calculated facades that change according to different orientations. The shape of the natural sunlight coming through the openings on the walls is manipulated both quantitatively and qualitatively to maximize special effect. The light reflection of the Orion constellation on one of the walls also adds to the visual delight, leaving its visitors lost in an indescribable mix of senses. Many have suggested that this comes from religious factors as it is a religious space, whereas Le Corbusier himself simply tried to explain it in terms of plastic arts by referring to it as an "ineffable space." An ineffable space is a space that cannot be explained with any verbal terms. In other words, an “ineffable space aims to reach a high emotional state, in which the spirit can develop feelings such as ‘the joy of getting outside myself.' ” According to Jeong, the concept of “the joy of getting outside of myself” “can be defined as an ecstatic state in terms of Sergei Eisenstein’s developed theory of Montage.” Here, ecstasy is based on geometry of vision, rather than any religious symbols or theological emblems. As Le Corbusier said, “The human head … is a box into which one can pour pell-mell the bits of a problem. Let it ‘float,’ ‘marinate,’ ‘ferment.’ Then one day, out of a spontaneous burst of inner being the click is produced. … It is born.” (Photo courtesy of The site & the box of miracles Another factor that contributes to the state of ecstasy is the “floating box of miracles.” Here the Box of Miracles is the empty concrete square like the worship space of the Church at Firminy. Jeong simply added floating, because Le Corbusier, who emphasized the importance of the harmony and balance between structure and its surrounding environment, as well as the right angles of the two, “lifted up the Box of Miracles from the ground in order to make it to float for the religious building in Firminy.” “The Box of Miracles was originally invented at the beginning of 1950s as a Spontaneous Theatre, and was considered of equal value to the space of worship in a religious building.” In other words, the key point of a Box of Miracles is at spontaneity itself which, according to Le Corbusier, defines the nature of creativity. The Worship Space of the Church at Firminy (Photo courtesy of Spontaneity The term spontaneity here must be distinguished from improvisation, as the latter literally does not require any form of prior contemplation. The Spontaneous Theatre has meaning in the sense that it is an area where people can truly express their feelings through creative acts and inspiration. Le Corbusier’s conceptualism of spontaneity which is the core essence of creativity, is based on patient search for the maturity of an idea. “Once idea becomes fully mature and reaches its perfect point, the solution emerges ‘at one time’ and ‘at a stroke,’ so to speak, spontaneously.” Hence, without thought and patient search, spontaneity simply becomes meaningless. According to Jeong, the Box of Miracles, also known as the Spontaneous Theatre, works as both a common denominator and point of uniqueness for the Church at Firminy when comparing it to the other two final works of Le Corbusier. It is because although the Box of Miracles are present in all structures, the one at the Church at Firminy is floating, and the architect’s constant contemplation on how to integrate the structure into the site gives up different geometry of vision and system of expression, making it a "new type of church." Park Joo-hyun

2018-04 16

[Event]Hanyang University Hosts Startup Boot Camp with U.S. Draper College

Hanyang University will hold a startup boot camp with Draper College in Silicon Valley from May 2 to 4 in Seoul's Commax Startup Town. Draper College is a specialized university for start-up foundation, established by Tim Draper, founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), a primary venture capital city in Silicon Valley. Draper is also known for investing in leading companies such as Skype, Tesla, and Baidu. The boot camp will be held in conjunction with the faculty at Draper College, which summarizes Draper's regular program (seven weeks) into a three-day camp course. The boot camp is designed to experience the entire process, ranging from designing products to marketing, customer management and attracting investment. Any prospective startup founder who wants to enter the global market can participate in this program, and applications can be submitted on the website of Hanyang University's Startup Support Foundation ( or on the application page of Draper College ( until October 15. Boot camp participants must be able to communicate and run business in English. The selected team will receive a scholarship to attend the Draper College for its regular curriculum. Yoo Hyun-oh, professor at the Graduate School of Division of Industrial Convergence Department(Director of Startup Support Foundation), said, " This camp is a good opportunity for prospective startup founders to experience the startup management system in Silicon Valley and to successfully advance into the global market."

2018-04 16

[Performance]ERICA Campus Named "4th Industrial Revolution Innovative University"

ERICA Campus of Hanyang University was selected as the "4th Industrial Revolution Innovative University" (hereafter refered to as "Leading Innovative University") by the Ministry of Education. The Leading Innovative University Project, which was launched for the first time this year, received applications from LINC+ universities and 10 selected universities including Hanyang. ERICA will receive annual funding in the amount of 1 billion KRW and plans to cultivate practical talents in the field of cooperative robots with artificial intelligence by building a multi-disciplinary innovation education model (Collaborative AI-Robotics in Engineering). Kim Young-gon, direct general for vocational education at the Ministry of Education, said, "I hope that the 10 selected leading innovative universities will become the main players in creating a sustainable innovation ecosystem of university based on cooperation with local communities and prospective businesses." Meanwhile, the final 10 selected universities were Kangwon National University, Kookmin University, Dankook University, Pukyong University, Jeonju University, Korea Technology Education University, Korea Industrial Technology University, Hanbat National University, and Honam University, and the ERICA campus of Hanyang University.

2018-04 16

[General]The True Guardian of Society

In light of World Health Day on April 7th, the Korean government held One Health Forum, which had the main theme "everyone has the basic right to live a healthy life." Various programs were prepared to discuss this subject, including award ceremonies for those who have devoted themselves to the contribution of public health. Professor Je Chul-woog (Department of Law), was awarded the Third Class Order of Service Merit (Red-Stripe), for his contributions to improving the rights and interests of the mentally disabled. Working for better treatment According to Je, it is uncommon for a professor in the field of law to receive the Order of Service Merit, as it is usually bestowed upon doctors or professors in the medical field. “I believe that I was awarded the order for my contributions to helping mentally disabled patients receive better treatment in a more respectful environment,” mentioned Je, with a short laugh. Je being awarded the Third Class Order of Service Merit (Red-Stripe) (Photo courtesy of Korea Times) Je mentioned that most law professors, including him, have a large interest in the topic of human rights. It is emphasized in this field that all people should be able to make their own decisions when they reach adulthood. Yet, there are certain perceptions that view it as too hard for those with mental disabilities to make such important decisions. In order to break such prejudice, Je pursued his research in this field. He provided guardian services to mentally disabled patients to support them in the decision making process. It is hard for those who have mental disabilities to persuade others of their decisions, due to people's stubborn perceptions about them. These stigmatized members of society are in a position where they are able to make everyday choices, such as whether they want to take certain medications or not, but it is their appointed caretakers who need to abide by their decisions. “It may damage one’s dignity to helplessly follow the decisions that others make for them. Therefore, it is important that one makes his or her own decisions even if a certain level of help is involved,” commented Professor Je, arguing the importance of the guardian matching program. Implementing an appropriate decision support system First established in 2013, Je was one of the establishing members and the first president of the Korean Institute for Guardianship and Policy, serving as the president for two years and eight months until the end of 2015. He is currently the advisor of the institute, which harmoniously meets Je's aims of focusing on the guardianship policy being managed in the right direction. "It is the mental health care facilities and hospitals that provide medical services, and the guardians that help such facilities provide their service in the proper manner." According to Je, there are currently no legal policies in Korea that helps those with mental disabilities to make their own decisions. As prejudice causes mistrust of the decisions made by mentally disabled patients, guardians are appointed to support and add credibility to their choices. In short, the institution and the guardianship policy have the objective of making a system in which mentally disabled patients are given help in making their own choices that gain the full trust of other people. Je is also the research supervisor of the Korean Research Center for Guardianships and Trusts, which is registered at Hanyang University’s Center for Policy Studies and is subsidized by the National Research Foundation of Korea. The center mainly pursues its research in the field of policies related to decision making processes and targets its research towards the development of policies that provide support to the minority and improvements needed in the national decision support system itself. Difficulties and rewards Deeply enrolled in the movement of enhancing the rights and interests of the mentally disabled, Je has also met some difficulties in pursuing his activities. Considering his position as a professor at Hanyang University, Je has the burden of having to manage his time wisely between his current social activities and research as a professor. Je showed deep sorrow towards the existing negative perceptions towards mentally disabled patients. In addition, Je also mentioned the existing perceptions towards the mentally disabled as another obstacle. "Although people with mental disabilities do also have dignity, other people tend to disregard this fact. It is hard for their guardians to persuade other people to listen to the voices of the mentally disabled," remarked Je. He also added that reversing this existing trend and changing the current mind of people is a big hurdle that he finds hard to overcome. Nevertheless, Je says that it is fulfilling for him to get the opportunity to change help society make a positive change. He recalled his memory of the "Salt-Pond Slave Incident" in Shinan City. This was a case where the salt-pond owners exploited the workers with low intellectual abilities as slaves. By introducing guardians to the exploited workers, the workers were able to receive compensation for their labor as well as support for becoming full members of society through employment opportunities. This is an example that shows how the guardian policy can positively affect society. As for his future plans, Je is planning to pursue his work at the Korean Institute for Guardianship and Policy and the Research Center for Guardianships and Trusts. He will continue to conduct research on policies that benefit these neglected people. The professor ended the interview by advising Hanyangians that “Hanyang University students are excellent students who grew up in a relatively supportive environment. I hope that the students do not lose their warm attitude towards socially disadvantaged people." Choi Seo-yong Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-04 16

[General]Where All Brilliant Dreams Start

Do you have any unique ideas? Are you wishing for a company of your own? Hanyang University (HYU)’s Startup Support Foundation is up and ready to help you in all areas. On the 17th of February, the opening ceremony of the 247 Startup Dorm was held by the Startup Support Foundation. This renovated dorm on the fifth floor of the HYU’s first student resident hall is now open for those with innovative and outstanding ideas. For better preparation The opening ceremony of the 247 Startup Dorm was successfully held. (Photo courtesy of Startup Support Foundation) Until last year, the fifth floor of the first student resident hall was used for students preparing to take bar exams. However, as the law school system was implemented, this place was renovated with the intention to support the top one percent of the students who are planning start-ups, just as the top one percent of students studying for the bar exams used to reside there. Therefore, the students living in the the 247 dorm receive full scholarship to fully concentrate on their work to become global leaders. The 247 Startup Dorm is named to signify a place where dreams of startups live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A total of 30 students are accepted to this dorm each year, through an evaluation of volition, readiness, related activities, and the exellence of their start-up ideas. The evaluators look for teams who are able to utilize high-technological skills or have ideas related to the fourth industrial revolution. After they went through the document evaluations and interviews, students started moving in at the start of this semester. These selected students go through various programs that assist them in better preparing for their startups. 10 rooms with three students in each are arranged, along with a co-working space, a coaching room, an administrative office, and a startup mentor room. Students can live with their partners for a longer time period through this dorm, and can maximize their creativity through different spaces that allow them spaces for conferences and brainstorming. Moreover, mentors and administrators are frequently standing by to help the students as much as they can. A picture of the co-working space. Students can freely use these rooms to work. Creating future CEOs Yoo Hyun-oh, the leader of the Startup Support Foundation, detailed his great expectations for this dorm. “We are planning to support the students living in the dorm as much as we can, both technically and financially,” explained Yoo. There are a few mandatory classes for the students living in this dorm to take. They can choose between different startup lectures and can receive advice from their designated mentors. Senior and junior mentors who are already in the field are also planning to help out, to help increase the students' readiness. The team members go through autonomous meetings and seminars to prepare weekly and monthly reports. "I wish a lot more students were interested in startups. We now live in an era where a person has more than one job in a lifetime." Lee Kyung-tae (Business Administration, 4th year), a student living in the dorm with two other teammates is running a service named "Kids ground." This is a platform service that provides children with various daily classes around them. “Our three teammates each live in Paju, Hanam and Nowon, which results in quite a lot of commuting time. The business's efficiency level dropped due to this factor, and we decided that 247 Dorm was the perfect solution for us,” explained Lee. Chung Koo-hyun (Polymer and Nano Science Engineering, 4th year), preparing for a customized skin care system, also had a similar thought. He explained that the biggest advantage comes from the fact that he is living with the people who create the most synergy. “I think the dorm gives stability to all teammates. Unlike normal corporations, startup companies can have an unstable sense of belonging. By having a united living space, I believe it gives motivation along with cohesion to teammates,” said Chung. The 247 Dorm is open for anyone with ideas and passion. The Startup Support Foundation is trying not only to support the students, but to also give them a visible objective that they can pursue. “I hope that the 247 Dorm can work as a milestone for better, more globalized companies that start at HYU. We plan to constantly manage and help all students with brilliant ideas,” commented Yoo. On Jung-yun Photos by Choi Min-ju

2018-04 11

[General]Student Cafeterias on ERICA Campus

It has already been a month since the new semester began. Newbies are gradually adapting to school, and cherry blossoms are slowly blooming. But it is not only cherry blossoms that make school life enjoyable. As noon approaches, Hanyang students begin a happy worry about what to eat for lunch. Here, we introduce the student cafeterias of ERICA campus. Take a look at this article that will help you to satisfy your hunger. Along with a beautiful lake, the Student Welfare Center When you walk toward the left after coming through the main entrance, you will see the Student Welfare Center next to the 1st Engineering Science & Technology Building. The Student Welfare Center, which enhances the quality of student services, has a total of three restaurants: a student cafeteria, a faculty cafeteria, and a food court. The student cafeteria (lunch cok) The student cafeteria on the second floor of the Student Welfare Center is open for lunch from 11:30 to 13:30. There are only two places with meal coupon vending machines installed on ERICA Campus, and one is in the student restaurant. Samsung Pay is available at the cashier in front of the restaurant. ▲The student cafeteria (Lunch Cok) offers three different specialties each day, each one cost 3,500 won. You can order delicious food such as pork kimchi stew or fried shrimp teriyaki and roe over rice, at a reasonable price. The faculty cafeteria When you reach the floor above the student cafeteria (lunch cok), there is a faculty restaurant and a food court. Many of the faculty and staff are familiar with the rumor that the restaurant is one of the best on campus. This restaurant is decorated with a luxurious interior and is available to all Hanyangians as well as faculty members, so why not you pay a little more money for this high quality atmosphere? The faculty cafeteria serves lunch (11:30 ~ 14:00) and dinner (17:00 ~ 18:30), which include Lunch menus A and B and a dinner menu. Instead of a meal voucher vending machine, it is purchased from a nutritionist at the checkout counter. While lunch menu A allows you to serve yourself and choose your desired amount, lunch menu B is served by a nutritionist. All menu items cost 4500 won. ▲ The faculty cafeteria on the third floor of the Student Welfare Center is composed mainly of Korean food such as black bean rice and Doenjang soup. Food court The food court, which is located next to the faculty cafeteria, consists of various menu items ranging between 2000 won to 4000 won. It is available at the counter instead of the vending machine, and operates from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm. There are various types of tonkatsu and ramen, and the featured menu item changes daily. When choosing the daily featured menu item, which is usually a Korean-style main dish, side dishes can be freely eaten from the side dish bar. The biggest advantage of the food court is that you can eat while enjoying a view of the lake. ▲At the food court located on the third floor of the Student Welfare Center, the best selling menu item is tuna cup rice and cheese ramen. Center for Business Incubation with a nutritionist's touch When you head toward the dormitory through the Student Welfare Center, you can see the Center for Business Incubation. Meals at restaurants located on the first basement level can be purchased through a vending machine. Lunch is held from 11:30 to 13:30 and dinner starts at 17:30. Lunch is divided into a one-course dish and a Korean dish, and one dinner menu costs 4000 won. Kim Min Jung, a nutritionist at the Business Incubation Center, said, "There are about 300 regular customers in the daytime." "Instead of capsaicin, spicy peppers are used, and Korean food, which adds little seasoning, is distributed using a self-servive system. You can eat as much as you want. One-course dish is distributed face-to-face, but you still can eat as much as you like." ▲ Self-serving system of cafeteria located on the first basement of the Business Incubator Center. Dormitory students to here, Residence Hall Restaurant The cafeteria, located in the dormitory "Happiness Pavilion(Hangbokgwan)," is the busiest. This cafeteria is responsible for providing three meals each day to Hanyang students, and menu items can be purchased with regular meal tickets. Regular meal tickets can only be purchased on weekdays. The cafeteria is open Monday through Saturday. During the semester, breakfast (07:30 to 09:00) is 3,500 won for one menu, and lunch menus are 3500 won and 5000 won with a choice between 2 meals (11:40 ~ 13:20). The menu for dinner (17:30 ~ 19:00) is the same as lunch. Here, you can pay at the place where the meal is received since the meal ticket vending machine is being repaired. ▲ Cafeteria Map of ERICA Campus. More information can be found on the university homepage.

2018-04 11

[Donation]Actor Jang Geun-suk donates 100 million won to Hanyang University

▲Actor Jang Geun Suk (Theater and Film, '06) donated 100 million won for a scholarship fund to Hanyang University, which is his alma master, on April 3. (From the left) Jang Geun Suk Alumni and Lee Young-moo Actor Jang Geun Suk (Theater and Film, '06) donated 100 million won for a scholarship fund to Hanyang University, which is his alma mater, on April 3. Jang Geun-suk, a representative model of a drug company, donated 100 million won, part of his modeling fee, to the scholarship fund to support students. Jang Geun-suk has donated 1.2 billion won toward scholarships since 2011. He began studying at Hanyang in 2006, and has been working steadily since 2001 as a "sharing professor" at Hanyang in order to spread the meaning of community service and love. Jang Geun\-sSuk said, "I am proud that I have given more opportunity to my juniors who want to learn, since I have embraced Hanyang University's philiosphy, 'love in deed and truth.' I would like to do my best to help whenever the university needs it." Prior to this, Jang Geun Suk led the efforts to promote Korea as a PR ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics, and Gangwon Province.

2018-04 11

[Faculty]Professor Enrico Drioli, Held Special Lecture on World Italian Scientists' Day

Professor Enrico Drioli, a professor of the Energy Engineering department, will be invited to attend the 1st World Italian Scientists' Day event at the Italian Embassy in Seoul on April 12 at 11 am. This event will be held to introduce the collaborative status of Korean and Italian scientists, and Professor Drioli will present the two countries' collaboration success stories on the subject of "Tradition and Excellence in Membrane Technology." Membrane refers to a membrane of a liquid or solid capable of separating a mixture by selectively passing a specific component. On the ceremony, scientists and academics from both countries expected to attend include Marco della Seta, the Italian Ambassador; Professor Stephanos Scopel of Sogang University from Italy; Lee Young-moo, President of Hanyang University; Kim Hye-sook, President of Ewha Womans University; Won Kwang-hyun, the Director of the National Science and Technology Research Institute (NST); and Kim Doo-chul, Presidient of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS). ▲Professor Enrico Drioli

2018-04 09

[General]A Different Start at Hanyang

Last year, the student president of the College of Engineering was elected to be the head of the Emergency Planning Committee at Hanyang University (HYU). However, as another election for the student body president was foundered in March, the Central Operation Committee had to hold another election to choose the first semester's head of the Emergency Planning Committee. On the 1st of April, the president of the College of Policy Science, Cho Sung-jae (Policy Studies, 2nd year), was elected as the head of the committee. Now as a new leader of HYU, News H visited him to hear more about Hanyang's current situation and its future. Becoming someone representing HYU The Central Operation Committee of HYU had a rough start this semester. Without the official student union, someone from the Central Operation Committee had to hold an additional post as the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. Therefore, on the 26th of March, the head of the Student Club Association held an election to determine the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. As the presidents of each college had their own plans and work to do for their department, the head of the Student Club Association willingly gave a hand to all representatives. News H met Cho in the Student Union room, where he does his work. However, a question regarding school regulation was posited, as it is policy that the president of a college must become the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. Therefore, Cho was then re-elected as the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. “Just like a joke, I was re-elected as the head of the Emergency Planning committee on April Fool’s Day,” laughed Cho. He now has a lot of burdens on his shoulders. “As far as I know, I don’t know a single case conducted by the HYU Emergency Planning Committee during the semester. I therefore don’t have a lot of knowledge, but will just have to try my best.” Cho was concentrating on the General Student Representatives Council when the interview took place. This council, happening on the 10th of April, would be his official start as the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. Cho also showed his passion and worries towards the school festival scheduled to take place from the 23rd to 25th of May. “I have only been to one General Student Representatives Council and one school festival. I will definitely lack helping hands when preparing these events. I am, and will continue to receive advice from the people who already have more experience, and will try to give all Hanyangians satisfaction,” said Cho. Moreover, he is planning to continue working toward the construction of the new school dorm that the 45th Student Union has approved, and is also planning on helping implement more volunteer activities to benefit rural communities. 2018, as the year of the 46th Student Union, is run as the Emergency Planning Committee. (Photo courtesy of HYU Student Union Facebook page) As the head of two parties As countless incidents are rapidly taking place, Cho also expressed uneasiness towards the people around him. “As I ran for the president of the College of Policy Science, I had certain pictures drawn in my head. However, as I became the head of the Emergency Planning Committee, I realized it is inevitable that I have some deficiency. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to my colleagues in the College of Policy Science and my fellow student council members,” said Cho. He didn’t even have enough time to consider this matter with his student council members before he became the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. He wanted to express his love and thankfulness to his executive members. Cho expressed his concerns about having become the head of the Emergency Planning Committee without much prior preparation. “The biggest hardship for me is the worry that I am not capable enough for this position. I don’t want to give inconvenience to the fellow Hanyangians, and therefore I am trying my best to become a person that can think of the overall school before myself,” said Cho. The detailed plans for the school festival and the processes for the dorm had not yet materialized as it had only been five days since his election at the time of the interview. At the same time, he showed great knowledge, thoughts, and determination even though it hadn’t even been a week since his election. "I want to leave a good precedent for potential happenings like this in the future." “Hello, I am the president of the College of Policy Science holding an additional post as the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. I think of myself as an individual that lacks the personal capacity to fulfill such a role. However, as the head of the Emergency Planning Committee, I believe I should strive for all Hanyangians’ benefits no matter what my motivations were, or how I was elected. Even though I may not be perfect, I will try to make a better environment for all my colleagues to the best of my ability. A lot of students may not know me as I have only worked in the College of Policy Science. Therefore, I believe introducing myself through my actions would be the best method. Despite my deficiencies, I would be extremely thankful for all your support and well wishes. Thank you!” On Jung-yun Photos by Lee Jin-myeong